Major League Soccer outfit Toronto FC officially unveiled their new home kit for the 2021-22 season on Saturday on social media — confirming a design that had been inadvertently leaked by one of their players about a month ago..
The club is calling this the “A41” kit, an abbreviation of the club’s motto, “All For One.”
The front of the jersey is red, with grey stripes of varying width that roughly divide the shirt into quarters. According to the description on the jersey’s product page on adidas’s website, this design represents:
Club, city, house, supporter. Four quarters for four pillars. This adidas Toronto FC home jersey’s design reflects the club’s founding principles. It makes an impression by fusing a classic soccer design with contemporary details created from glitched maple leafs.
A jock tag on the front of the jersey contains the “All For One” motto and icons representing each of the four “pillars.” The words “CLUB • CITY • HOUSE • SUPPORTER” are printed on the inside of the collar. The star above the TFC crest represents the club’s 2017 MLS Cup championship.
The back of the jersey and sleeves are solid red, and the player name and number on the back are white.
A tweet from TFC midfielder and reigning MLS MVP Alejandro Pozuelo includes a full-length photo of him and fellow midfielders Jonathan Osorio and Michael Bradley that shows them wearing the new shirt with red shorts and grey socks with red trim.
Saturday’s announcement confirms the shirt design that was leaked by TFC striker Jozy Altidore in late February in an Instagram story featuring behind-the-scenes images of a club photo shoot. The club had a bit of fun with that, posting a video to Twitter on Friday in which Altidore talks about the leak and how fast the news spread across the internet.
Featured photo courtesy @TorontoFC / Twitter